Shifting Sands, Shifting Alliances

By VICTOR SHARPE— Under the hostile and imperial presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, the mutually beneficial special relationship between Israel and the United States is rapidly and systematically being torn apart and may become irreparable. To quote the esteemed conservative Talk Show host and expert on the U.S. Constitution, par excellence, Mark Levin, “Obama hates…

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Israelis head to polls to elect 19th Knesset

By GILL HOFFMAN, JPOST— Israel’s fate for up to the next four years will be decided on Tuesday when 5,656,705 voters will be eligible to choose among 32 parties at 10,132 polling stations nationwide from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Politicians from across the political spectrum expressed optimism that, with good weather expected, turnout in…

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Israel and Palestine Prepare For a Third Intifada

By JONATHAN SCHANZER, NEW REPUBLIC— “We’re no longer on the verge of a third intifada—it’s already here,” one Israeli military official announced January 6. The invocation of intifada may have been intended to shock. But it also describes the new reality now emerging in Palestine. There has been a steady drumbeat of bad news coming…

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Jerusalem Temple makes appearance as election topic

By ISRAEL TODAY— Amid all the pre-election arguing over diplomatic, security and economic issues, the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem made a brief appearance as a topic of fiery debate between two Israeli candidates. The episode began when Israel’s Channel 2 News in its Friday evening coverage of the election aired a video showing…

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African-American Student Starts Pro-Israel Group in New Orleans

By Lori Lowenthal Marcus, JEWISH PRESS— There hasn’t been a lot of good news recently for pro-Israel watchers of campus culture, but in the unlikeliest of places, by the unlikeliest of Zionists, there is finally good news to share. The University of New Orleans has nearly 13,000 undergraduate students, fewer than 100 of whom are…

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Obama can’t get even with Netanyahu

By JONATHAN TOBIN, COMMENTARY— The Israeli reaction to the much talked about Jeffrey Goldberg column wasn’t long in coming. Leading members of the Likud Party claimed that Goldberg’s reporting of critical comments about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu by President Obama constituted interference in the country’s elections that will be held next week. If true, some…

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No blank check for Israel

By RYAN MAURO, FRONTPAGEMAG— The Jewish Voice for Peace, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace has put together a “No Blank Check for Israel” march in the nation’s capital on January 19. The promotional video boasts of the event’s Christian support, with the description emphasizing that 15 church leaders wrote…

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James, the Unknown Disciple

By DANIEL MCCABE— “Rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”   Luke 10:20 One ordinary spring afternoon, while weed-eating around the flat gravestones in the northeast corner of the Dallas cemetery where I worked during my seminary years, I felt something solid beneath my boots.  Looking down I saw nothing, but certain that something must…

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Muslim Brotherhood taking roots in America

By EARL COX— The big question these days in Washington DC among political leaders in certain Republican circles is ‘are Muslims infiltrating the US government?’ US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a member of the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, is so convinced that the Muslim Brotherhood is placing its members in key spots in…

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